Shaquille O’Neal blasts former teammate Kobe Bryant in a controversial freestyle rap from 2008.
Just in case anybody had forgotten that Kobe Bryant has never won an NBA title without Shaquille O’Neal (before 2009 and 10), the big man sent out a reminder. During the two-minute video, a grinning O’Neal lurches through an improvised rap in which he skewers the Lakers’ star, with whom he won three straight NBA titles from 2000-2002 while with Los Angeles.
The line most likely references a comment Kobe made during his infamous 2003 rape case, when he told Colorado police that he « Should have done what Shaq does … Shaq would pay his women not to say anything. » The two became famously bitter rivals after the incident.
« Kobe, tell me how my ass taste » That’s nice !!
« I was freestyling. That’s all. It was all done in fun. Nothing serious whatsoever, » O’Neal told ESPN.com. « That is what MC’s do. They freestyle when called upon. I’m totally cool with Kobe. No issue at all. »
It doesn’t look like that today …